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Graceful Homestay

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PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Graceful was our third and final homestay throughout our stay in Kerala and what a place - on first arriving we were met by Giles, in Graceful's beautiful garden, and quickly shown to our room. The house is beautiful and in a great location upon a hill far enough from the city to enjoy the nature of Kerala but only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely place in a quiet suburban setting, hidden amongst a huge garden of palms, bananas & pineapples. Giles & Sylvia very welcoming & treat you as extended family. They even put us up in their extra accommodation as they were very full the first night. Graceful is as the name suggests, still very close to local amenities & only 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very very Nice! Helpful owners! Nice garden. We recomend this truly! We surly be back with or witout friends Its a good srating och terminatong homestay if you are going to visit Kerala or Indias southern parts.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Giles and Silvia couldn't have been more helpful and were a great source of information. They are close to the airport and if its your first day, its a wonderful calm way to start your holiday. Graceful home stay is something of an oasis in the hectic pace of life of India. The nicest and kindest people you could ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reached to Trivandrum from Amsterdam in december 1st week. They already arranged cab waiting for us at airport. Totally in love with graceful homestay because of it's location and facilities. I would highly recommend anybody visiting Trivandram.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Manisha, for the lovely review of your stay at Graceful in early December 2014. We are happy that your Kerala visit was enhanced by your stopover at Graceful. It's a peaceful place in the heart of the city to recover from travel exhaustion and to unwind at your own pace before hitting the road again. Thank you once... More 

Bucks, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely few days at Graceful Homestay in December 2014. Location is great, it's tucked away but close enough to walk to the shops and to get something to eat. The evening meals were amazing. It's friendly, easy and very clean. You are made to feel very welcome.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Holly & Deb for this warm review. It is always a pleasure for us to host you each time you visit Trivandrum during the year. We do not take our repeat guests for granted and like to ensure that each of visits is as pleasant & comfortable as the ones before so that you keep coming back to... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a week in mid January and then another couple of days at the end of February at this beautiful and quiet homestay. The home is very well laid out and tastefully decorated. It is located on a huge landscaped property surrounded by coconut trees and other vegetation. The hosts Giles, Sylvia and Elsie are wonderful,... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

What a delight to read such a lovely review, Al & Nargis, of your long stay at Graceful. It was a pleasure to guide you along right from the moment we started corresponding and to ensure that every aspect of your long south India holiday went off smoothly. We are happy that you were not disappointed with your time at... More 

belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such lovely people makes our stay truly as home.... the breakfast and cleanliness was excellent....we did choose the non ac rooms, used to the December heat and it does get hot.....great advices for eating, visiting, shopping ....always a pleasure to share and have a good talk....keep going graceful homestay....there will be many who will cherish the stay here..

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Karishma & Philippe, for the "warm" review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you found the stay pleasant despite the December heat & humidity of Kerala. It does take a little time to adjust to our balmy weather especially when one arrives from cold winter conditions of Europe. We are happy to note that overall... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giles and Sylvia were amazing hosts and made us feel right at home. There was no space for us in the guest house so they actually fit us in, in their home. We loved the property and the puppies. Breakfast was scrumptious and they gave us great recommendations on places to eat. We didn't get a a chance to speak... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Anita & Oriana, for this lovely review of your stay at Graceful. Though very brief, I'm glad you enjoyed the tranquility of the surroundings, the breakfast, and, of course, the puppies ... who have grown since that time but still so lovable! We are pleased that we could accommodate you comfortably in our own home and that you... More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I returned to Graceful for a shorter stay this time. I felt so welcome and was lucky to be able to stay in the beautiful upstairs room with a view of the sea, in the distance. Graceful is a friendly place - it is great fun meeting the other guests at breakfast - and the people who run it, Sylvia,... More 

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Thank you, Sandra, for honoring us with a return visit last month. It was such a pleasure to host you & Arja again and spend time together. We are pleased no end that you enjoyed your stay this time as well and were happy to catch up with other guests who you had the pleasure to meet again during this... More 

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